In her latest release, Things We Left Behind, Lucy Score invites readers into the tumultuous yet irresistibly magnetic world of Sloane and Lucian. Released in September 2023, Things We Left Behind serves as the final instalment of the Knockemout series. This book follows Things We Never Got Over and Things We Hide from the Light. A notable enemies-to-lovers series which is revered for its suspense as well as its romance. Join us as we delve into the pages of ‘Things We Left Behind,’ where love blooms amidst a backdrop of past conflicts, and discover why this novel, set against the backdrop of Score’s beloved Knockemout series, is a must-read for enthusiasts of enemies-to-lovers tales with a thrilling twist.
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Things We Left Behind
Lucian Rollins is a lean, mean vengeance-seeking mogul. Determined to erase his abusive father’s mark on his family name, he spends every waking minute pulling strings and building his empire. The more money and power he gains, the safer he feels.
Except when it comes to one feisty small-town librarian.
Although they are bonded by a dark secret from the past and their current mutual disdain, Sloane Walton only trusts Lucian as far as she can throw him. Until their bickering accidentally turns to foreplay, fanning flames of desire that can’t be put out.
But with Sloane eager to start a family and Lucian refusing to even consider the idea, these enemies-to-lovers are stuck at an impasse.
And when Lucian learns the hard way that leaving Sloane is impossible, he vows to do everything he can to keep her safe. Whatever the cost . . .
Right from the outset, I was utterly engrossed in Sloane and Lucian’s tale. Their story possesses an irresistible magnetic quality, drawing you in despite the tumultuous history they share. The depth of their emotions and shocking chemistry makes it nearly impossible to look away.
Sloane and Lucian are really well-rounded characters. Sloane’s relatability is endearing, and I couldn’t help but root for her aspirations of building a family. Lucian, despite his occasional exasperating moments, is a character I couldn’t help but look up to. Their rollercoaster of a relationship had me on the edge of my seat throughout!
From the very beginning, I needed to jump into the minds of Sloane and Lucian. Sloane’s librarian persona with its underlying sensuality was utterly captivating, and Lucian swiftly became my favorite leading man among Lucy’s literary creations. He flawlessly combines the gruffness of the Morgan men with a heart of gold, especially when it concerns Sloane. The glimpses into their shared teenage past were also a really nice touch!
Their journey from childhood friends to foes and ultimately to lovers was so GOOD. We love a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers. Who doesn’t? The sparks of their chemistry leaped off the pages, and every interaction, whether it was their banter or passionate moments, was leaving me tearing through the novel.
Not to mention that their struggles throughout the narrative tugged at my heartstrings, often bringing tears to my eyes.
What I cherished most about the book was the equilibrium it struck between intense tension and steamy romantic interludes. The sizzling chemistry between Sloane and Lucian illuminated their connection, with each scene adding depth to their relationship, making it feel real.
Pacing-wise, Lucy Score’s narratives are known for their lengthiness, which, on occasion, can be daunting. However, this time around, I wholeheartedly embraced the journey because I was thoroughly invested in the characters and their evolving relationship. The length of the book didn’t deter me, and for those who may find the page count daunting, I recommend opting for the eBook format. Or even the audiobook! Personally, listening to audiobooks while cleaning is one of the few things which makes me look forward to cleaning!
While romance takes center stage, a suspenseful element weaves the series together. Even if suspense isn’t your primary focus, the first 400 pages are undeniably compelling. The unveiling of secrets infuses an extra layer of intrigue into the narrative.
Things We Left Behind serves as a beautifully wrapped conclusion to the Knockemout series. Lucy Score has demonstrated her ability to craft romances that are both heartwarming and passionate. If you savor stories of enemies turned lovers with a dash of suspense, this book, along with the entire Knockemout series, is an absolute must-read. Prepare to be entranced!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Things We Left Behind about?
A ruthless mogul and a woman seeking vengeance are thrown together in a mission to settle scores but end up falling for each other in this heartpounding enemies-to-lovers romance.
How many pages are in Things We Left Behind?
It depends on edition, but the Paperback hits in at a respectable 592 pages.
Has things we left behind been released?
Yes, Things We Left Behind from Lucy Score was published on September 5 2023.
Is Things We Left Behind spicy?
Without giving you spoilers, this book is inappropriate for those under 17 due to its sexual nature – take of that what you will.